Australian Open quarter-final predictions and betting suggestions
The remaining Australian Open singles quarter-finals happen on Wednesday and we’ve picked out a bet from each of the four matches
Odds are right on the time of publishing and topic to alter.
Another straight-sets win for good Zverev
Zverev is through to the final eight in Melbourne for the first time in his career and finally seems to have found a way to produce his greatest tennis at the majors.
The German has by no means reached a grand-slam semi-final before but goes into his match with 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka having received all four of his matches up to now in straight units.
Wawrinka was taken to five sets by Daniil Medvedev within the fourth spherical in a conflict that lasted practically three and a half hours and fatigue might come into play for the veteran Swiss. Zverev, the world No 7, has received each of their earlier meetings between the 2 and may claim a 3-0 win at 11/4.
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Thiem can take Nadal the distance
The last men’s quarter-final brings together clay-court specialists Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Nadal had to dig deep in his four-set win over Nick Kyrgios in the earlier spherical and he’s unlikely to have all of it his own method towards Thiem. Their final meeting got here within the French Open ultimate, with Nadal profitable in four, but Thiem has received two of their final five clashes.
The two have solely met once before on a hard court docket, when Nadal claimed victory in 5 sets on the 2018 US Open. Since then, Thiem’s game has improved on this surface and he reached the final of the ATP Tour Finals final year earlier than shedding to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Nadal goes into the match as the 4/11 favourite, with Thiem at 11/5, but this seems extra aggressive than these odds counsel and backing a complete of five units at 11/4 could be the greatest choice.
Halep too hot for Kontaveit
Simona Halep has been in sensational form in Melbourne with 4 wins in straight sets and she hasn’t even been drawn into a tie-break since her opening set of the match in opposition to Jennifer Brady of the United States.
The 2018 runner-up and fourth seed comes up in opposition to Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit within the last eight and another snug win could be on the cards.
Kontaveit, seeded 28, will be contesting her first grand-slam quarter-final and has lost both of her previous meetings with Halep with out winning a set. The 24-year-old has only managed to win nine video games in those matches, and a straight-sets win for the Romanian at 11/10 has some real enchantment.
In-form Muguruza can attain final four
Garbiñe Muguruza is a two-time grand-slam champion however the only unseeded participant left in the women’s draw after struggling for consistency over the past two years. The Venezuela-born Spaniard has improved throughout the championships after reuniting with coach Conchita Martinez, and heads into her quarter-final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on the back of straight-sets wins over high-quality opposition within the form of Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens.
There is an interesting sub-plot to this clash as Pavlychenkova is now working with Muguruza’s former coach Sam Sumyk. Whether or not that makes any distinction remains to be seen but on kind alone, the 26-year-old must be too robust for her Russian opponent at Melbourne Park and Muguruza can be backed at half to win. Muguruza leads the head-to-head 4-1 and her solely loss got here when she retired in Stuttgart when one set down.
All odds inside this text appropriate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.